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5
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@BOS
0
3
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@DET
5
4
 
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@MIN
6
2
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@NYY
6
3
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@SEA
5
3
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@TOR
10
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0
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@LAD
2
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7
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@SDP
5
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@SFG
2
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@STL
4
2
Friday, July 22, 1977,
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 22,758, Time of Game: 3:12
Royals
5
53-38
 Won 8 
2nd, 2 GB
at Tigers
4
41-52
 Lost 2 
6th, 12½ GB
W: Doug Bird (6-1)
L: John Hiller (5-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10 11 12    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  0   1  0  1   0  0  0   2  0  1    5 12  0
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  2   2  0  0    4  9  1

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
George Brett 3B 6 1 1 0 0 0 .281 .754 -0.121 1.61 0.082 -0.203 -0.8 1 2
Hal McRae LF 4 2 2 1 0 1 .290 .852 0.165 0.78 0.191 -0.026 1.3 1 0 HR,2B
   Joe Zdeb LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .329 .817 -0.087 2.88 0.000 -0.087 -0.5 2 0 SH
Pete LaCock DH 3 1 2 2 2 0 .379 .981 0.376 1.22 0.394 -0.018 1.8
   John Wathan PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .311 .660 -0.047 1.85 0.000 -0.047 -0.2
Al Cowens RF 6 1 3 1 0 0 .314 .900 0.413 0.93 0.477 -0.064 1.1 1 0 HR
John Mayberry 1B 5 0 3 1 1 0 .239 .782 0.078 0.92 0.140 -0.062 0.8 11 5
Amos Otis CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 .256 .784 -0.101 1.61 0.082 -0.183 -1.9 5 0 GDP
Darrell Porter C 5 0 1 0 0 0 .285 .852 0.144 1.30 0.225 -0.081 -0.1 5 0
Freddie Patek SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .647 -0.195 1.01 0.000 -0.195 -1.5 1 4
Frank White 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .643 -0.233 1.40 0.000 -0.233 -1.3 6 3
Dennis Leonard P 3 0
   Larry Gura P 0 0
   Mark Littell P 0 0
   Steve Mingori P 0 0
   Doug Bird P 0 1
Team Totals 46 5 12 5 3 4 .261 .719 0.392 1.28 1.591 -1.199 -1.4 36 15
2B: H McRae (30, off F Arroyo).
HR: H McRae (11, off F Arroyo; 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); A Cowens (16, off J Hiller; 12th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: J Zdeb (1, off F Arroyo).
TB: A Cowens 6; H McRae 6; J Mayberry 3; P LaCock 2; D Porter; G Brett.
GIDP: A Otis (7).
RBI: P LaCock 2 (19); H McRae (51); J Mayberry (51); A Cowens (64).
2-out RBI: A Cowens; J Mayberry.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 11.

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ron LeFlore CF 6 0 0 0 0 2 .289 .747 -0.298 1.92 0.000 -0.298 -1.6 2 1
Tito Fuentes 2B 5 2 1 0 1 1 .295 .717 0.077 1.77 0.231 -0.155 0.6 4 4 3B
Rusty Staub DH 5 0 4 1 0 0 .248 .732 0.281 1.98 0.292 -0.011 1.4 2B
   Mickey Stanley PR 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .755 -0.069 2.73 0.000 -0.069 -0.2
Steve Kemp LF 5 1 0 1 0 0 .266 .796 -0.412 3.05 0.000 -0.412 -1.4 3 0 SF
Jason Thompson 1B 4 0 1 1 1 1 .275 .859 0.289 3.14 0.462 -0.173 0.6 14 2
Ben Oglivie RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 .245 .750 0.145 1.82 0.184 -0.039 0.6 2 0
   John Wockenfuss PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .926 -0.115 4.41 0.000 -0.115 -0.5 1 0
Milt May C 5 0 2 1 0 0 .257 .706 0.361 2.79 0.481 -0.121 0.4 5 0
Phil Mankowski 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .686 -0.250 2.59 0.000 -0.250 -1.5 4 1 SH
Tom Veryzer SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .509 -0.012 0.48 0.000 -0.012 -0.1 0 6
   Tim Corcoran PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .582 -0.075 2.67 0.000 -0.075 -0.5
   Chuck Scrivener SS 2 1 0 0 1 0 .122 .339 -0.029 2.09 0.094 -0.123 -0.2 0 2
Fernando Arroyo P 1 4
   John Hiller P 0 0
Team Totals 43 4 9 4 4 4 .209 .550 -0.107 2.38 1.744 -1.853 -2.4 36 20
2B: R Staub (20, off D Leonard).
3B: T Fuentes (5, off D Leonard).
SF: S Kemp (6, off S Mingori).
SH: P Mankowski (5, off D Bird).
TB: R Staub 5; T Fuentes 3; M May 2; J Thompson; B Oglivie.
RBI: R Staub (48); M May (25); J Thompson (66); S Kemp (57).
2-out RBI: J Thompson; M May.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Veryzer-T Fuentes-J Thompson.
E: P Mankowski (9).
Outfield Assists: R LeFlore (J Mayberry at 2nd base).

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard 8 4 2 2 2 2 0 3.34 30 66 0.310 1.29 2.9
Larry Gura, BS (3) 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.46 5 1 1 -0.154 5.10 -0.1
Mark Littell, H (3) 0.1 1 2 2 2 1 0 2.89 4 0 0 -0.240 3.23 -1.1
Steve Mingori, BS (2) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.82 2 3 2 -0.277 7.34 -0.8
Doug Bird, W (6-1) 2.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.25 8 2 0 0.469 3.13 1.5
Team Totals 12 9 4 4 4 4 0 3.00 49 66 6 3 0.108 2.38 2.4
D Leonard faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Fernando Arroyo 10 10 4 4 3 2 1 3.37 41 55 -0.246 0.98 1.3
John Hiller, L (5-10) 2 2 1 1 0 2 1 3.98 9 0 0 -0.146 2.68 0.1
Team Totals 12 12 5 5 3 4 2 3.75 50 55 0 0 -0.392 1.28 1.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - George Maloney, 1B - Russ Goetz, 2B - Ken Kaiser, 3B - Greg Kosc.
Time of Game: 3:12.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 80° F, Wind 10mph in unknown direction.

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals         Detroit Tigers
1 George Brett 3B 1 Ron LeFlore CF
2 Hal McRae LF 2 Tito Fuentes 2B
3 Pete LaCock DH 3 Rusty Staub DH
4 Al Cowens RF 4 Steve Kemp LF
5 John Mayberry 1B 5 Jason Thompson 1B
6 Amos Otis CF 6 Ben Oglivie RF
7 Darrell Porter C 7 Milt May C
8 Freddie Patek SS 8 Phil Mankowski 3B
9 Frank White 2B 9 Tom Veryzer SS
Dennis Leonard P Fernando Arroyo P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 1-2 2 1-3 R DET M. May L. Gura -41% 39% Single; Kemp Scores; Oglivie to 2B
b10 3-4 2 1-3 R DET J. Thompson S. Mingori -41% 39% Single to RF; Fuentes Scores; Stanley to 2B
t12 4-4 2 --- R KCR A. Cowens J. Hiller 41% 80% Home Run
t10 2-2 1 -2- R KCR P. LaCock F. Arroyo 29% 85% Single to LF; Brett Scores; LaCock to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t11 4-4 0 1-- KCR D. Porter J. Hiller 23% 81% Single to RF; Otis to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Fernando Arroyo facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett F. Arroyo -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae F. Arroyo -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- KCR P. LaCock F. Arroyo 1% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- O KCR A. Cowens F. Arroyo -2% 45% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O DET R. LeFlore D. Leonard 2% 47% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O DET T. Fuentes D. Leonard 2% 49% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- O DET R. Staub D. Leonard 1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Fernando Arroyo facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- KCR J. Mayberry F. Arroyo 4% 54% Single to LF
t2 0-0 0 1-- OO KCR A. Otis F. Arroyo -8% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- O KCR D. Porter F. Arroyo -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O DET S. Kemp D. Leonard 2% 47% Lineout: 3B
b2 0-0 1 --- O DET J. Thompson D. Leonard 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O DET B. Oglivie D. Leonard 1% 50% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Fernando Arroyo facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek F. Arroyo -3% 47% Lineout: LF
t3 0-0 1 --- O KCR F. White F. Arroyo -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett F. Arroyo -1% 44% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- O DET M. May D. Leonard 3% 47% Groundout: 1B-P
b3 0-0 1 --- O DET P. Mankowski D. Leonard 2% 49% Groundout: 1B-P
b3 0-0 2 --- O DET T. Veryzer D. Leonard 1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Fernando Arroyo facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- KCR H. McRae F. Arroyo 7% 57% Double to LF
t4 0-0 0 -2- R KCR P. LaCock F. Arroyo 8% 66% Single to CF; McRae Scores
t4 1-0 0 1-- KCR A. Cowens F. Arroyo 5% 71% Single; LaCock to 2B
t4 1-0 0 12- O KCR J. Mayberry F. Arroyo -5% 66% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Cowens to 2B
t4 1-0 1 12- O KCR A. Otis F. Arroyo -4% 61% Flyball: CF
t4 1-0 2 12- O KCR D. Porter F. Arroyo -4% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
b4 0-1 0 --- O DET R. LeFlore D. Leonard 3% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-1 1 --- O DET T. Fuentes D. Leonard 2% 62% Strikeout
b4 0-1 2 --- DET R. Staub D. Leonard -3% 59% Double to LF
b4 0-1 2 -2- O DET S. Kemp D. Leonard 4% 64% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 0.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Fernando Arroyo facing 8-9-1
t5 1-0 0 --- O KCR F. Patek F. Arroyo -2% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 1-0 1 --- O KCR F. White F. Arroyo -2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-0 2 --- O KCR G. Brett F. Arroyo -1% 58% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
b5 0-1 0 --- DET J. Thompson D. Leonard -5% 53% Walk
b5 0-1 0 1-- DET B. Oglivie D. Leonard -8% 45% Walk; Thompson to 2B
b5 0-1 0 12- O DET M. May D. Leonard 8% 52% Popfly: 2B
b5 0-1 1 12- O DET P. Mankowski D. Leonard 6% 58% Flyball: CF; Thompson to 3B
Tim Corcoran pinch hits for Tom Veryzer (SS) batting 9th
b5 0-1 2 1-3 O DET T. Corcoran D. Leonard 8% 66% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Tigers 0.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Fernando Arroyo facing 2-3-4
Chuck Scrivener replaces Tim Corcoran (PH) playing SS batting 9th
t6 1-0 0 --- R KCR H. McRae F. Arroyo 12% 77% Home Run
t6 2-0 0 --- O KCR P. LaCock F. Arroyo -2% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 2-0 1 --- O KCR A. Cowens F. Arroyo -1% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 2-0 2 --- KCR J. Mayberry F. Arroyo 1% 75% Single to RF
t6 2-0 2 1-- O KCR A. Otis F. Arroyo -2% 73% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
b6 0-2 0 --- O DET R. LeFlore D. Leonard 4% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 0-2 1 --- O DET T. Fuentes D. Leonard 3% 80% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b6 0-2 2 --- DET R. Staub D. Leonard -2% 78% Single to RF
b6 0-2 2 1-- O DET S. Kemp D. Leonard 4% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Fernando Arroyo facing 7-8-9
t7 2-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter F. Arroyo -2% 79% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 2-0 1 --- O KCR F. Patek F. Arroyo -1% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-0 2 --- O KCR F. White F. Arroyo -1% 77% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
b7 0-2 0 --- O DET J. Thompson D. Leonard 4% 81% Flyball: CF
b7 0-2 1 --- O DET B. Oglivie D. Leonard 3% 84% Lineout: 2B
b7 0-2 2 --- O DET M. May D. Leonard 2% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Fernando Arroyo facing 1-2-3
t8 2-0 0 --- O KCR G. Brett F. Arroyo -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-0 1 --- O KCR H. McRae F. Arroyo -1% 83% Strikeout Looking
t8 2-0 2 --- KCR P. LaCock F. Arroyo 1% 84% Walk
t8 2-0 2 1-- KCR A. Cowens F. Arroyo 2% 86% Single to RF; LaCock to 3B
t8 2-0 2 1-3 KCR J. Mayberry F. Arroyo 1% 87% Walk; Cowens to 2B
t8 2-0 2 123 O KCR A. Otis F. Arroyo -4% 83% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 8-9-1
Joe Zdeb replaces Hal McRae playing LF batting 2nd
b8 0-2 0 --- O DET P. Mankowski D. Leonard 5% 87% Flyball: CF
b8 0-2 1 --- O DET C. Scrivener D. Leonard 3% 90% Lineout: LF
b8 0-2 2 --- O DET R. LeFlore D. Leonard 2% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Fernando Arroyo facing 7-8-9
t9 2-0 0 --- O KCR D. Porter F. Arroyo -1% 91% Lineout: 2B
t9 2-0 1 --- O KCR F. Patek F. Arroyo -1% 91% Foul Flyball: 1B
t9 2-0 2 --- O KCR F. White F. Arroyo -0% 90% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 2-3-4
b9 0-2 0 --- DET T. Fuentes D. Leonard -14% 76% Triple to RF
b9 0-2 0 --3 R DET R. Staub D. Leonard -11% 65% Single to CF; Fuentes Scores
Larry Gura replaces Dennis Leonard pitching
b9 1-2 0 1-- O DET S. Kemp L. Gura 13% 78% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b9 1-2 1 1-- O DET J. Thompson L. Gura 12% 90% Strikeout
b9 1-2 2 1-- DET B. Oglivie L. Gura -10% 79% Single to LF; Kemp to 3B
b9 1-2 2 1-3 R DET M. May L. Gura -41% 39% Single; Kemp Scores; Oglivie to 2B
b9 2-2 2 12- O DET P. Mankowski L. Gura 11% 50% Foul Popfly: C
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 2, Tigers 2.
Top of the 10th, Royals Batting, Tied 2-2, Tigers' Fernando Arroyo facing 1-2-3
t10 2-2 0 --- KCR G. Brett F. Arroyo 8% 58% Single to RF
t10 2-2 0 1-- O KCR J. Zdeb F. Arroyo -3% 56% Bunt Groundout: P-1B-2B/Sacrifice; Brett to 2B
t10 2-2 1 -2- R KCR P. LaCock F. Arroyo 29% 85% Single to LF; Brett Scores; LaCock to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t10 3-2 1 -2- O KCR A. Cowens F. Arroyo -3% 82% Flyball: RF
t10 3-2 2 -2- RO KCR J. Mayberry F. Arroyo 8% 90% Single to CF; LaCock Scores; Mayberry out at 2B/CF-3B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 10th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-4, Royals' Mark Littell facing 9-1-2
Mark Littell replaces Larry Gura pitching
b10 2-4 0 --- DET C. Scrivener M. Littell -9% 81% Walk
b10 2-4 0 1-- O DET R. LeFlore M. Littell 8% 89% Strikeout Looking
b10 2-4 1 1-- DET T. Fuentes M. Littell -9% 79% Walk; Scrivener to 2B
b10 2-4 1 12- DET R. Staub M. Littell -13% 66% Single to RF; Scrivener to 3B; Fuentes to 2B
Steve Mingori replaces Mark Littell pitching
Mickey Stanley pinch runs for Rusty Staub (DH) batting 3rd
b10 2-4 1 123 RO DET S. Kemp S. Mingori 13% 79% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Scrivener Scores; Fuentes to 3B
b10 3-4 2 1-3 R DET J. Thompson S. Mingori -41% 39% Single to RF; Fuentes Scores; Stanley to 2B
Doug Bird replaces Steve Mingori pitching
John Wockenfuss pinch hits for Ben Oglivie (RF) batting 6th
b10 4-4 2 12- O DET J. Wockenfuss D. Bird 11% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 4.
Top of the 11th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Tigers' John Hiller facing 6-7-8
John Hiller replaces Fernando Arroyo pitching
John Wockenfuss moves from PH to RF
t11 4-4 0 --- KCR A. Otis J. Hiller 8% 58% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t11 4-4 0 1-- KCR D. Porter J. Hiller 23% 81% Single to RF; Otis to 3B
t11 4-4 0 1-3 O KCR F. Patek J. Hiller -13% 68% Strikeout
t11 4-4 1 1-3 O KCR F. White J. Hiller -18% 50% Foul Popfly: C
t11 4-4 2 1-3 O KCR G. Brett J. Hiller -14% 36% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 11th, Tigers Batting, Tied 4-4, Royals' Doug Bird facing 7-8-9
b11 4-4 0 --- DET M. May D. Bird -7% 28% Single to RF
b11 4-4 0 1-- O DET P. Mankowski D. Bird 1% 30% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; May to 2B
b11 4-4 1 -2- O DET C. Scrivener D. Bird 9% 39% Flyball: LF
b11 4-4 2 -2- O DET R. LeFlore D. Bird 11% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Tigers 4.
Top of the 12th, Royals Batting, Tied 4-4, Tigers' John Hiller facing 2-3-4
t12 4-4 0 --- O KCR J. Zdeb J. Hiller -6% 44% Lineout: 3B
John Wathan pinch hits for Pete LaCock (DH) batting 3rd
t12 4-4 1 --- O KCR J. Wathan J. Hiller -5% 39% Strikeout
t12 4-4 2 --- R KCR A. Cowens J. Hiller 41% 80% Home Run
t12 5-4 2 --- O KCR J. Mayberry J. Hiller -1% 79% Lineout: 3B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 12th, Tigers Batting, Behind 4-5, Royals' Doug Bird facing 2-3-4
b12 4-5 0 --- O DET T. Fuentes D. Bird 9% 88% Groundout: P-1B
b12 4-5 1 --- O DET M. Stanley D. Bird 7% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
b12 4-5 2 --- O DET S. Kemp D. Bird 5% 100% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, Tigers 4.

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  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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